April 23, 2005 04:00:07am
Re: 18 PCI slots, 72 SATA drives per computer?
> Wow, where are you pulling these images from?
> I cannot find that 48-drive 4U-drawer case on Orbit Micro's website.
> Is this a custom-build case you're exploring? :)
If you search for the original manufacturer of the cases that Orbit Micro is selling, you find AIC:
By searching their catalog for 5U cases, you find RMC5D2:
but with no images available.
So you use the good old google:
and you find:
> There may be enough room to pack in another bank of 36 to 48 drives behind the front bank of 48 drives in the upside-down drawer, for a theoretical max total of 144 drives in the one 8U chassis.
Yeah but i think then you have issues like heat-dissipation, airflow, power (~144x16Watt from head), power connectors, etc... :)
And instead of using Adaptec cards with 16ports, i would use Raidcore cards which allows OS (win/linux) to see 4 cards (and thus 32drives) as one entity. But then there are problems on having more than 4 of those cards in a system.
48 drives in 5U is just nice density... :)
This post was modified by elhoim on 2005-04-23 10:50:39
This post was modified by elhoim on 2005-04-23 11:00:07